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Loyola University Chicago Orientation

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Loyola University Chicago Orientation (LUCO) for transfer students is a summer-long online experience comprised of a variety of opportunities to introduce you to academic and student life at Loyola. Over the summer, you will learn about the many programs and services that are available to you as a Loyola student. Orientation Leaders will share their Loyola Experience with you, answer your questions, and do their best to ensure your smooth transition into the Loyola community!

Summer Orientation begins with the Welcome Session on Friday, June 4 at 3:00PM CT for all new students and their family members. Orientation programs will continue throughout the summer, highlighted by a ongoing Resource Fair and weekly LUC Resource Webinars on Tuesdays at 4:00PM CT. You may also want to participate in an optional Lake Shore Campus Visit Day

There are two required components of the online transfer orientation experience for which you can register on your Student Portal

  1. Academic Advising Appointment with an academic advisor from your college/school. Afterwards, you can register for classes on LOCUS. Academic Advising Appointments will be available all summer, starting May 12. 
  2. Small Group Discussion with an Orientation Leader and a small group of other transfer students to discuss transitioning to academic and student life at Loyola, and to learn about additional opportunities over the summer. These 90-minute discussions will be available all summer, starting June 9. 

Orientation Registration

Transfer Orientation Academic Advising Appointment and Small Group Discussion registration is available on your Student Portal. Spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the Orientation Portal to register for the Welcome Session and LUC Resource Webinars. Please contact orientation@luc.edu with questions. 

2021 Transfer Orientation Small Group Discussion Dates
10:30AM-12:00PM, 1:00-2:30PM, or 3:30-5:00PM CT
June 9-10
June 16-17  
June 23-24
June 30-July 1
July 7-8
July 14-15
July 21-22
August 18-19

Before your Academic Advising Appointment, please: 

During the Summer, please participate in: 

  • LUC Resource Webinars on Tuesdays at 4:00PM CT
  • Small Group Discussion with an Orientation Leader and other incoming transfer students
  • Join your OL's GroupMe
  • Engage with other new students on Instagram (@luc_fye)
  • Participate in the online resource, involvement, and affinity sessions throughout the summer 

2021 Important Dates:

  • Transfer Orientation Event Registration Begins - May 5
  • Orientation Welcome Session and Resource Fair - Friday, June 4
  • LUC Resource Webinars begin - Tuesday, June 8
  • Small Group Discussion Sessions begin - Wednesday, June 9
  • Lake Shore Campus Visit Days begin - Friday, June 11
  • Virtual Resource Fair - Wednesday, July 28
  • New Student Convocation - Friday, August 27
  • First Day of Fall Classes - Monday, August 30